Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quotes About Fotography from Ansel Adams


Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, postersand in books



"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become

inadequate, I shall be content with silence."



"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce,

but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit."



"Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum."



"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."



"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an

infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."



"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepestsense, about what is being photographed."



"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."



"There are no forms in nature. Nature is a vast, chaotic collection of shapes. You as an artist create configurations out of chaos. You make a formal statement where there was none to begin with. All art is a combination of an external event and an internal event… I make a photograph to give you the equivalent of what I felt. Equivalent is still the best word."

"Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him."

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